Toyota Adds Two Lexus Models to a Recall
According to the sources close to Toyota Motor Corp., the automaker is planning to include two of its Lexus models to a recall that started in late 2009 to address the menace that a loose floor mat could force down the accelerator. As per the automaker, around 800 cars of the 2010 RX350 model and about 22,200 vehicles of its 2010 RX450H model would be recalled.
Toyota wants to ensure the safety of the users and this is the reason why it recalls its vehicles to avoid further jeopardy. The owners of the vehicles that face the floormat issue will receive a safety recall notification in early August and according to the company, Lexus dealers will take care of these vehicles free of cost to the customers. In September 2009, Toyota recalled more than 3.8 million vehicles in the United States as there were complaints regarding the floor mat risk.
Toyota retained from the beginning of its worst safety crisis that the matter was linked to floor mats pinning gas pedals down rather than a systemic electronic problem. Besides, the U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in 2011 had made clear that that a federal probe essentially agreed with Toyota. Stay tuned for more.